News

March 21, 2012

Just type in your name or your hospital’s name into Google and all sorts of stuff shows up.  Some good, some bad and maybe some really awful!  In this world of universal, instant and fairly anonymous communications using the Internet and especially social media, both good and bad things can happen.

March 19, 2012

Dr. Sheri Morris of Willamette Valley Animal Hospital in Keizer is the newest president of the OVMA.

February 23, 2012

American Regent is recalling Phenylephrine HCl Injection, USP, Lot 0693 due to potential safety concerns stemming from the identification of visible particles found in some retained samples of this lot.

February 23, 2012

Bedford Lboratories™ announces a nationwide voluntary recall for the following three lots of Cytarabine for Injection, USP: Cytarabine for injection, USP 1 gram per viral - NDC #55390-133-01.

February 10, 2012

The U.S Food and Drug Administration is warning dental and veterinary professionals to not purchase or use certain potentially unsafe hand-held dental X-ray units. The FDA is concerned that these devices may not be safe or effective and could expose the user and the patient to unnecessary and potentially harmful X-rays. The units, sold online by manufacturers outside the United States and directly shipped to U.S. customers, have not been reviewed by the FDA and do not meet FDA radiation safety requirements.

February 8, 2012

Novartis Animal Health has stated that there is a possibility that a wrong tablet may be found in bottles of Clomicalm, a medicaion for behavioral disorders in dogs. Before dispensing Clomicalm, the contents of the bottle should be examined for tablets that are broken or incorrect in color, shape or size.

February 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs. In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. These complaints have been reported to FDA by dog owners and veterinarians

February 2, 2012

Advanced Animal Nutrition announced a voluntary recall of its dry Dog Power Dog Food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Jan. 4, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011. Not sold in Oregon.

January 24, 2012

After February 10, 2012, certificates of veterinary inspection ("health certificates") for international travel will no longer be endorsed by the Oregon area APHIS office, which is scheduled for closure in Spring 2012. Endorsement will be done by the Washington area office in Tumwater.

January 19, 2012

Disaster preparedness tips for large animal and equine owners.

January 9, 2012

Dr. DeBess, the State Public Health Veterinarian, has provided this update on testing available through OSU VDL.

December 14, 2011

The 2012 Oregon Veterinary Conference will include a track for practice leaders and key staff focused on social media. Are you using social media? What is the best way to use it to the benefit of your practice and clients?

December 7, 2011

Cargill Animal Nutrition announced a recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman  – due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.

December 6, 2011

Iams has recalled a single lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to elevated aflatoxin levels. No illnesses have been reported.

October 13, 2011

After 21 years as a practicing veterinarian I firmly believe you have picked a profession where you can do great work.

October 10, 2011

To help the OVMA identify the types of illegal practice of veterinary medicine that may be occurring in the state, we conducted a survey of the membership this past summer. The survey helped us to gather data on members’ experiences with and observations of the illegal practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Oregon.

October 4, 2011

Milk-Bone initiated a voluntary withdrawal of two sizes of Milk-Bone Large Biscuits with a single lot code from distribution 12071K due to an issue in the baking process.

September 26, 2011

The OVMA office has received a number of phone inquiries from veterinarians in recent months regarding physical examinations, pain management and state requirements.

September 21, 2011

Pfizer Animal Health is voluntarily recalling one lot each of Antisedan® (atipamezole hydrochloride) Sterile Injectable Solution and Dexdomitor® (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) Sterile Injectable Solution after it was discovered that some of these products may contain foreign particles.

September 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet Jet™ transdermal vaccination system device. The device, made by Bioject, Inc., is sold exclusively as the delivery system for the Merial product, PUREVAX® Recombinant Feline Leukemia Vaccine. The device delivers the leukemia vaccine through the skin to cats.

August 9, 2011

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat (ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 248 cases of this lot were manufactured and shipped to distributors in 10 states.

July 31, 2011

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010.  This is being done because some bags of the product have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella

July 19, 2011

This voluntary recall was initiated because some of the vials of this lot may contain silicone particles. Potential adverse events after intravenous administration of solutions containing particulates may include disruption of blood flow within small blood vessels in the lung, localized inflammation (swelling and redness due to accumulation of inflammatory cells), and granuloma formation.

June 27, 2011

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. The food has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

June 17, 2011

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has notified the AVMA that several veterinarians in Canada have reported dogs with Fanconi syndrome-like disease that may be associated with the consumption of chicken jerky treats manufactured in China. This mirrors the incidents reported in the United States in 2007 and investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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